Gizmo wants us to let you know he is feeling a little better, and he thanks you for all the purrs and prayers.
He was confusing us a little on Sunday as he slept all day, didn't want to play or curl up near us at all, but was still eating his food. On Sunday night he started following us around a little bit and because he was up, we noticed he was trying to keep his right eye closed. We tried to look at the eye and see if we could see anything in it, but couldn't see much as he was trying to protect it. The one thing we did notice is his eye seemed cloudy in comparison to the other one.
We went to work yesterday after noticing he seemed to be feeling better and was starting to play with his toys a little again, but he still wasn't his usual boisterous self. In the afternoon when we got home, he was holding his eye open more, and was really playful, but we wanted to be sure, because his eye definately seemed cloudy, so we took him for a visit to the vet.
The vet was confused as to why a sore eye affected a kitten so much, so he suggested a few possibilities including calici virus and chlamydia (especially as he came from the pound and seemed to present no illnesses when we first took him for his checkup), but he checked to see if Gizmo had an ulcer or a scratch on his eye, checked for muscle soreness and joint stiffness, and checked his temperature... none of which Gizmo liked of course. In the end the vet decided to treat the eye as Gizmo was obviously trying to keep it closed, and said he might have banged it on something when he was playing.
We have got antibiotic drops for his eyes every 3-4 hrs as well as anti inflamitory drops for his food, and the vet gave him a pain killer to dilate the eye and make him feel better. We have another appointment for Wednesday afternoon to make sure Gizmo is ok, and hopefully it just turns out to be the blunt trauma. Right now he is back to runing around crazily like his usual self, so we think thats a good sign. Fingers crossed. xx
Gizmo also wants to let you all know that if you like tunnels as much as he does you should have a look in Ikea kids section. they have toy baskets that have a spiral inside them and when you cut the closed end out they become a great tunnel. We paid $25 for his tunnel from cat protection society, and this one is almost the same size from ikea for $10. It even has a lid which makes a great frisbee.